Episode 71 – Seniors and Sexual Health

On this episode, we’re talking about senior sexual health. The topic seems taboo, but it’s a conversation we should be having. Alberta’s senior demographic has seen a rapid increase of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). In 1997, people over 60 had about 1.4 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 people. A rate that was 5.5 times higher by 2017!

Correspondent Scott Lilwall speaks with SAGE Seniors Association and the Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health to find out about the rise of STIs among seniors.

Listener advisory: in this episode we talk frankly about sex and sexual health.

Links:
See the fantastic resources offered by SAGE Seniors Association.
Learn more with the  Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health.
Follow writer Scott Lilwall on Twitter
See the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund at work.
Learn more about the fund and how to contribute.

Grants:
Nancy Fairley Scholarship – Due May 31st
Don and Norine Lowry Awards for Women of Excellence – Due May 31st
Ranald and Vera Shean Memorial Scholarships Due June 1st
ECF Community Grants – Due June 1st

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Other sounds in this episode:
Clip 1: Leslie Knope’s Sexual Education for Seniors, via the Parks and Recreation Youtube Channel
Clip 2: Cealis TV Commecial 2007, via Youtube
Music: Bourbon After Dark by Heartland Nights, licensed through Soundstripe

 

Episode 70 – Rapid Response

On this episode, we learn about the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund with Martin Garber-Conrad, CEO of Edmonton Community Foundation.

Links:
See the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund at work.
Learn more about the fund and how to contribute.
Curious about the organizations who joined us for this episode?
YMCA of Northern Alberta
Edmonton Arts Council
Meals on Wheels
Art Gallery of Alberta

Grants:
Winspear Fund Scholarships for Advanced Classical Music – Due May 15th
Young Edmonton Grants – Due May 15th
Nancy Fairley Scholarship – Due May 31st
Don and Norine Lowry Awards for Women of Excellence – Due May 31st
Ranald and Vera Shean Memorial Scholarships Due June 1st
ECF Community Grants – Due June 1st

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Episode 69 – Vulnerable Neighbours

On this episode we talk to Boyle Street Community Services, Alberta Health Services, and the Boyle McCauley Health Centre to look at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on people who experience homelessness in Edmonton.

Links:
Subscribe to Text4Hope to receive daily messages of Mental Health Support.
Check out the Mental Health Foundation.
Find out more about Boyle Street Community Services, Alberta Health Services, and the Boyle McCauley Health Centre.
Find out more about AHS Addiction and Mental Health, and the services they offer.
HomewardTrust has fantastic information, including this interactive snapshot of who is experiencing homelessness in Edmonton.
Check out these other amazing organizations who helped with the Expo Centre: Bissell Centre; The Mustard Seed; George Spady Society

Grants:
Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards – Due April 30th
Edmonton Refugee and Emerging Communities Awards – Due May 1st.
Winspear Fund Scholarships for Advanced Classical Music – Due May 15th
Ranald and Vera Shean Memorial Scholarships Due June 1st.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

The music featured in the Vulnerable Neighbours story is called Paper Boat by Podington Bear.

Picture is courtesy of our friends at Boyle Street Community Services. It was taken during their summer block party in 2019.

Episode 68 – Stuck In The House

On this episode, we’re Stuck In The House with the Citadel Theatre.  We speak with Chantell Ghosh, Executive Director and Jessie Van Rijn, Producer about how the Citadel is bringing artists and audiences together in spite of physical distancing. Take that, COVID-19!

Links:
See the archives and performance schedule for Stuck In The House.
Catch today’s Stuck In The House video.

Resources and Support:
Learn more about ECF’s new Rapid Response Fund.
Check out Text4Hope, support for your mental wellbeing.
Alberta Health Services provides trustworthy information about COVID-19.
Try our their Online Self Assessment Tool.

Grants:
Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards – Due April 30th
Edmonton Refugee and Emerging Communities Awards – Due May 1st.
Winspear Fund Scholarships for Advanced Classical Music – Due May 15th
Ranald and Vera Shean Memorial Scholarships Due June 1st.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.